Provisions Bakery is a small, friendly bakery that creates an atmosphere great for a quick stop or a break away from a busy day. It is located at 216 Walton Street and is open 7:30 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday and serves breakfast from 7:30 – 11:30 am and lunch from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Provisions Bakery has been at the same location since 1988 and takes pride in its made-from-scratch, day-to-day recipes at sweet prices. A neat part of this bakery is its changing artwork created by local artists that is switched every few months. The selection of goodies ranges from oversized cookies, bar cookies, breads, muffins, scones, danish, and samplings of desserts. During the holidays Provisions offers a special selection of added cookies and desserts. The bakery also has a special each day consisting of 2 eggs, toast, homefries and coffee, as well as an omelet of the day, whole wheat pancakes and other baked breakfast goods. For lunch there is something new everyday but includes a set menus of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza. The best touch is the sandwiches are all made using fresh bread baked fresh each day right on premise.
Varsity Pizza, commonly known as “Varsity,” is located on South Crouse Avenue, directly across from Marshall Street. Varsity is themed for the ‘Cuse, sporting orange and blue with an interior of eclectic fanfare of the different Syracuse Athletic teams. The atmosphere of Varsity is its college charm, with blue leather booths and laid back tables. Even though pizza is its name, Varsity is not strictly a pizzeria, offering an abundance of grub including deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches and salads. Of course, Varsity boasts a wide variety of pizza with all kinds of toppings and meats for made-to-order meals. Varsity’s phone number is 251-478-1235 and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am – 9 pm and Friday 9am – 10pm. Saturday and Sunday the restaurant opens at 11 am and closes at 10pm.
(315) 472-3633 526 Westcott St. Syracuse, NY
Sunday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
There is a limited late night menu from 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM but the dining room is not open during these hours
Alto Cinco began from a desire to make food that was delicious, and to create an enjoyable atmosphere. It is their wish that customers return because you like their food and enjoyed the experience there. Making fresh and delicious food is their top priority.
(315) 741-3028 534 Westcott Street Syracuse, NY 13210
Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM – 1:15 AM
Friday -Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:15 AM
Dorian’s serves deli/pizza style cuisine. It is available for delivery, take-out, or dine-in (without waiter service). Features include family style, free delivery, and open 7 days a week. Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
Location: 110 Wolf Street Syracuse, NY
Phone: (315) 425-0353
Monday and Tuesday: 5:00 AM- 2:30 PM
Wednesday-Sunday: 5 AM- 9 PM
Stella’s Diner is located in Syracuse, NY near Destiny USA and the Regional Transportation Center. Located about 15 minutes from Syracuse University’s Main Campus, Stella’s is the perfect destination for students, staff, or visitors. The food is cheap, plentiful, and cooked to perfection.
Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge is a bar located in the heart of downtown Syracuse. With all kinds of games to play and places to relax, Al’s is the perfect place to spend some time with a group of friends. A great place for just about all ages, Al’s features great live music and one of the most extensive wine and drink lists in Syracuse.
Telephone: 315-703-4773 Address: 321 S. Clinton Street, Armory Square
Entrance of the cozy Pastabilities.
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Pastabilities lives up to its name, with seemingly endless pasta and Italian food possibilities. The pasta, sauce, and topping combinations seem endless. The old brick walls creates a charming and casual atmosphere. Pastabilities is located in Syracuse’s Armory Square; the perfect location for this popular and busy restaurant.
While they have many quality sauces, toppings, and dishes, they are best known for their spicy hot tomato oil sauce. This dipping oil was featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on the Food Network. The sauce is complimentary to customers and served with freshly baked bread before every meal. If the appetizer is not enough, you can also order the sauce on their assortment of different pasta and Italian dishes. It doesn’t end there, because they now package their sauce for purchase at the restaurant and in select grocery stores in the area so you can bring it home!
Mothers Cupboard steaming half-serving frittata.
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Mother’s Cupboard is a cozy mom and pop’s diner that serves classic breakfast comfort foods. Their small and friendly staff adds to the very casual and comforting atmosphere. Appropriately named, Mother’s Cupboard is a converted trailer that serves up big food.
Their claim to fame is the frittata. The frittata comes loaded with eggs, potatoes, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions, and broccoli to weigh in at a massive six pounds (but don’t worry, for those with a smaller appetite you can order a half frittata.) The six-pound frittata is not just a meal, but also a challenge. In one sitting you must finish the whole six pounds, two pieces of Italian toast, and mind all of our manners while doing it. The challenge eventually attracted the attention of Adam Richman, host of the Travel Channels’ Man v. Food; a show were he takes on food challenges all across the country. Adam was among the few that successfully completed the challenge, and earned his picture on the wall and a Mother’s Cupboard t-shirt.
A picture of the Irish flag to represent the authenticity of Kitty Hoynes
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Kitty Hoynes is as close to a genuine Irish pub as you can get without traveling all the way to Ireland. Owner David Hoyne, a native to Thomastown, Ireland, opened the pub in 1999, with everything you might expect from an Irish pub; a pint of beer, Celtic music, and most importantly, delicious food.
Guy Fieri, host of the Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, stopped in to try Kitty Hoyne’s signature Reuben Fritters and Irish Meatloaf. Rueben Fritters or “Irish Cannonballs”, are fried corned beef, swiss and cream cheeses, sauerkraut balls served with a mustard dipping sauce. The Irish Meatloaf, a favorite of many locals, is a combination of ground beef and lamb stuffed with white pudding and Irish cheddar, over a cabbage cream sauce; you can’t get any more authentic than that!
Heid’s in Liverpool still holds true to its retro look and feel
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If you ask anyone in central New York where they can find the best hot dogs, chances are they will send you to Heid’s in Liverpool. Heid’s is home to the Hofmann Frank and the Coney, a pork, beef, and veal combination dog with spices. This fast food joint sets itself apart from the rest by not only serving one-of-a-kind hot dogs, but with its friendly and casual atmosphere. At Heid’s there is no rush, just a casual place to relax and enjoy some good food.
Heid’s was featured on the Food Networks show, Man v. Food. While host Adam Richman did not take on a challenge, he stopped to enjoy Heid’s signature mixed double; one red frankfurter and one white Coney on a single bun. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University’s head basketball coach, and Heid’s regular, also joined him for a bite to eat.